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Pavona maldivensis Stony Corals

Pavona maldivensisis commonly referred to as Stony Corals. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Pavona maldivensis 
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
Stony Corals 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > maldivensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Gardiner, ), 1905 
El Salvador, Sudan, Djibouti, Guadeloupe, Eritrea, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Central Pazific, Chile, Christmas Islands, Clipperton Island, Columbia, Comores, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Costa Rica, East Africa, Eastern Indian Ocean, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Galapagos Islands, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
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Catalog of Life:
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Last edit:
2020-09-17 08:20:49 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Pavona maldivensis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pavona maldivensis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pavona maldivensis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


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Characters: Colonies are columnar and/or thin horizontal or encrusting plates. Individual colonies are commonly mixtures of these growth-forms. Columnar growth-forms occur where wave action is strong, plates occur in protected habitats. Corallites are circular, plocoid and usually of irregular sizes. Those near plate margins may be aligned in parallel rows. Colour: Pale or dark grey-brown or green, sometimes bright orange.

Pavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) pollicata Wells, 1954
Pavona pollicata Wells, 1954
Siderastrea maldivensis Gardiner, 1905

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > Pavona maldivensis (Species)

External links

  1. Atlas of Living Australia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Corals of the World (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.




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